Through Irish Eyes: Rodeo Experience

Reported by: James Mahon
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Updated: 6/21/2013 7:31 pm
ATHENS, TN, (WDEF)- World Record holder Ray Kozak,"When I was like 5 and you just keep adding on to it, you know there was no TV back home, if you know what I mean"

Some Rodeo Fans were lost for words, while others couldn't keep the excitement in.

Women were showing it wasn't just a mans world out there.

"I been in this rodeo since I was 11 years old, and I still haven't made it to a finals so I want to accomplish that"

While I was learning that i was a long way off the standard needed to be a man in the South!

Speaking of men, some voluntarily throw themselves at bulls, where i come from that happens when your very drunk or very hungry.

Gage Garton, Perfomer"I had a guy knocked out and the bull spinning round, we are going to step in between that joker and let the bull hit us, you know we are kinda like a wrecking dummy"

The men behind the event sure know how to have a fun fundraiser.

Stanley Wagner,"Fundraiser for the operation of AlHambra Shrine, we have a rodeo to raise funds for the operation of our temple".

I think My college  experience was more classroom based,

Brady Godsey, Performer,"So i started going to schools, going to bull fighting school, out in Grande Texas, come back a whole new person"

I'd be glad to come back in one whole piece. Rodeo is about entertainment and as one cowboy said "i am happier my kids are here tonight than drinking in a bar or messing with the wrong crowd", he added this is "healthy, its outdoors and encourages kids to care and be responsible for animals".



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